On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Kristian Harloff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:
- Kevin Feige talks Captain American: Civil War
- Marvel Phase 3 films
- New Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 poster
- Critics Choice Awards to merge TV and movies
- The Ring sequel
- Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Who will be the next Bond?
- Did Leonardo DiCaprio almost end up in Star Wars?
- …and a few things more!
With the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: Civil War hitting theatres on May 6th, many fans have wondered how much of a Captain America movie it will actually be considering how big the cast is. With characters like Iron Man, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Spider-Man, Vision, Hawkeye, War Machine, Black Panther and others all in the film, isn’t it more like AVENGERS 2.5? “Not So” says Marvel president Kevin Feige who recently said the following about the upcoming film: “It is very much Cap’s story. It’s very much a sequel to ‘The Winter Soldier. It’s very much, in a certain way, the completion of a Captain America trilogy. I think one day you’ll look back and watch — Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War — and it’ll be one of the most unique and different trilogies ever around a single character.”
Speaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige also took some time to talk about the upcoming Phase 3 films which kicks off with the aforementioned Captain America: Civil War. In particular he discussed the fact that a lot of casting announcements are coming very soon. He said the following: “I think we’ll be having a whole slew of casting announcements over the next few months. Before the end of the year. I think that on both Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and some other films.”
BUY OR SELL
The final poster for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has hit the web. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.
It looks like the Critic’s Choice Awards are combining into one single show. According to reports A&E is going to merge the existing “The Critics’ Choice Television Awards” and “The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” into a single 3 hour ceremony on January 17th. The Critic’s Choice Awards are the honors given out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA). John, buy or sell the Critic’s Choice Awards combining the movie and television sides into one single awards ceremony?
As many of you will remember, the film Rings, a sequel to the horror film The Ring, was set to hit theatres in just 6 weeks on November 16th. However, according to a report in Variety, Paramount Pictures has decided to push the film back to an unspecified date sometime in 2016. Rings stars Alex Roe as Holt, a young man who begins to become distant from his girlfriend, Julia (played by Matilda Lutz), after watching the infamous deadly videotape the series is known for.
OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
First up is the new Joseph Gordon Levitt film The Walk, based on a true story. As a boy, Philippe Petit dreams of performing daring feats for dazzled crowds. As an adult, his life’s ambition comes true when he becomes a high-wire artist who stares death in the face with every step. Under the guidance of mentor Papa Rudy, the daredevil devises a plan to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. With help from his team and against all odds, Petit attempts the seemingly impossible stunt on Aug. 7, 1974.
Next is the new Ridley Scott film The Martian. When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crewmates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.
Xavier Patterson writes: Hey Collider, If Sony were to lose the distribution rights to Bond, would we see a new James Bond that isn’t Daniel Craig? I hope not. Thanks
Brian Doble Levsen writes: Is it true that George Lucas had talks with Leonardo DiCaprio to play Anakin Skywalker if true I believe episode 2 & 3 would have been a thousand times better. Would you like to see him in a Star Wars now or is he too famous?